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Household medical waste, such as sharps, bandages, Bandages and Dressing Disposal
and medications, can be harmful to human health It is also recommended that soiled bandages, and the environment when improperly managed. disposable sheets and medical gloves be disposed of Improper disposal of medical waste can cause injury- with special care. These items should be placed in a to both members of your household and to sanitation securely fastened plastic bag before placing them in workers who pick up your garbage. Some of this the trash. Be sure to keep this out of the reach of waste can be infectious, capable of causing children and pets until you can place it in the trash. infection. Help protect yourself and others by Medication
The best way to get rid of unused medication is to Sharps Disposal
take it to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sharps include needles, syringes and lancets. Used Day in Chattanooga. The Household Hazardous sharps have the potential to harm anyone that Waste Collection is held every 2nd Saturday from 8:00 comes in contact with them. The Environmental am to 12:00 pm at the Wood/Brush Collection Center Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued new at 3925 N. Hawthorne Street. If you dispose of recommendations for disposal of sharps at home: medications at home, it is recommended that you take unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs Mail-back Service: This is a service you purchase. out of their original containers before placing them Included in your service will be a needle container in the trash. Adding an undesirable substance such and mail-back packaging. You simply fill the as coffee grounds or used kitty litter to prescription container with your used needles and mail it back drugs and then placing them in a non-descript using the package provided for you. The price for container such as an empty can is a good way to this service varies on the size of needle container ensure the drugs are not tampered with after you you choose. To locate a provider, you can call the Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal at Even though it’s not the best environmental option, Be sure to ask the there are certain drugs that can be flushed down the company if their service is approved by the U.S. Actiq (fentanyl citrate)
Daytrana Transdermal Path (methylphenidate)
destruction devices allow you to destroy needles at Duragesic Transdermal System (fentanyl)
home by burning, melting, cutting off the needle— OxyContin Tablets (oxycodone)
making it safe to throw in the garbage. Prices for Avinza Capsules (morphine sulfate)
devices vary by manufacturer. For more information Baraclude Tablets (entecavir)
visit Reyataz Capsules (atazanavir sulfate)
Tequin Tablets (gatifloxacin)
Zerit for Oral Solution (stavudine)
Meperidine HCl Tablets
If the above options are not feasible, you may follow Percocet (Oxycodone and Acetaminophen)
Xyrem (Sodium Oxybate)
Fentora (fentanyl buccal tablet)
Place sharps in a hard plastic or metal container, with a screw-on or tightly secured lid. Thick plastic bottles such as detergent bottles or bleach bottles Do not flush unused medications down the toilet work well. Do not fill the container more than ¾ full unless the label or accompanying patient to avoid getting a needle stick. Before discarding information indicates it is safe to do so. These the container, reinforce the lid with heavy duty medications can also be taken to Household tape. Do not put sharps in a glass container, or any container that you plan to recycle. Keep all containers with sharps out of the reach of children For more information on the content covered in this flyer, please or pets until you dispose of it in your regular trash.


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